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Old 20 August 2004, 10:21   #1
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Cowes next weekend (Powerboat Racing)?

Anyone heading across?

Info here cowes classic

We'll probably tie onto a buoy somewhere while (Slim)Tim tries to get some photos...

Gotta cheer on the local team(s)!!!

Some peeps still away...

If anyone's boatless and wants a bouncy spectator seat (on Zeb) send us a PM.

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Old 20 August 2004, 13:37   #2
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Hi Js

We will be out on Sunday - launching from Poole & probably wait around the Needles for the action. Hope to see you if you are about on Sunday?

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Old 20 August 2004, 13:44   #3
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That sounds great!


We should find you easily enough....no mistaking your famous boat!

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Old 20 August 2004, 13:57   #4
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Hope to see you on Sunday.

Don't know about famous - infamous more like - whenever we turn up at Poole boat park the guys driving the fork lifts say they might as well take the rest of the day off because the weather is bound to turn bad

BTW It's not mine, I'm just talking ballast & beer provisioning officer. AshleyD is the man with the big cheque book

Anyone else coming out to play?

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Old 20 August 2004, 15:44   #5
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Jackeens, you are very very nice people

I need to confirm my day off on the friday, but hopefully it'll be ok.

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Old 20 August 2004, 16:32   #6
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Cheers


Here's another one to look out for/listen for...

Graham and Steve will try to make it over from Littlehampton ...

(Oh and we'll bring refreshments too )
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We'll be there from Thursday evening untill Monday morning - if anyone wants to meet up or wants to get into the pits feel free to call me on 07836 268747 - we're staying at the Union pub just up the road and is run by Tony Hamilton (who has facilities for tying up boats I think?) who raced in Class 1 a lot of years ago with my plumber! - Long story that one!

Look forward to meeting up with the usual suspects and meeting some new faces - will have Ribnet stickers, a few burgees are left and I can bring Fleeces and Polo shirts with me if anyone wants any - call or pm or email me with your requirements!
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Cookee,

That sounds fantastic. Would love to have a look around the pits when I'm there. I'll should be out with the Jackeens on the Friday taking pictures so I will try and get some of you. I don't know whether the Jackeens will be wondering the pits on the friday at all?

Do you have any suggestion as to where good places would be to sit in a rib to take pics of the racing? I want to up close action!

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Old 21 August 2004, 09:21   #9
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Tim, the jackeens are always wondering (what's going on mainly )

You'll go where we go and behave yourself (only joking )...

Cooks thanks for generous offer...pm'ed you (actually twice by mistake )

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We're certainly going to try and make it. Launch from Xchurch and motor across the the needles. Perhaps lunch on the hook in Alum, Look forward to meeting some of you there.

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I'll be around in Distant Rumble from sometime on Thursday onwards.
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It would be great to meet up Matt...also Brian

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Hi Tim - The chute at the start is always spectacular - then wherever the boats round a mark or Hurst point area where it kicks up a bit, or for round the Island No Mans Fort would be a good place - make sure you give the race boats enough room though there is nothing worse than spectator boats too close to the course when fighting for position!

Can't get any more passes but call me and I'll get you in if I can.
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Old 23 August 2004, 08:39   #15
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Just spoke to Kathryn (froglover) and she and Aging Youth should be out on Saturday to see the racing.

(Good on you Kevin. It must take a lot of courage to get back in the saddle after such a horrific experience.)



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I have never seen a race and am excited about getting out on Saturday to see it.
Cookee, where is the "chute" ? Is this just outside cowes?

Hope to see some of you out there!

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We will try to be there. Still got a little problem with the engine, something like oh dear the cam belt seems to have shredded and look the cogs have been damaged too. So subject to the various bits arriving and a very very nice engineer putting it all back together before the weekend we will be there.

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Congratulations are in order!!!

I tried a coastline in Bangor and really liked it.

Look forward to catching up with you 2

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weather not too encouraging so far


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To Paul & Kathleen,

Thanks for the call, We will be on the water with Tadpoles so keeping a close eye on the weather forecast; not looking promising at present. Is there an alternative meeting/viewing point on shore?

What are the timings or are to still be made? Give me a call on mobile when you can. Would love to catch up with you and chew the fat!

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Ps Cookee Good Luck with the race.
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